Peer Worker, Therapeutic Community Grampians

Windana is a leading Melbourne-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation specialising in holistic, client-focused recovery services, employing over 150 highly experienced staff delivering services across multiple sites.

For more than 35 years, Windana has been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients through their recovery process.

Windana assists 1500 people across Victoria every year by providing drug and alcohol treatment services including residential withdrawal, residential rehabilitation and a suite of non-residential services.

The Program

The Therapeutic Community (TC) residents rehabilitate by exploring their own life experiences and learning from the experience and insights of others. In education, therapy, and workgroups which form the basis of the daily routine everyone has an opportunity to explore new ways of experiencing life. The TC is all about change and growth in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Grampians TC is a purpose-built facility which commenced operation in 2019.

The Opportunity:

Directly accountable to the TC Team Leader or delegate, the Peer Mentor works with residents of the Therapeutic Community by sharing their lived experience of treatment and recovery from substance use.

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Knowledge of peer support theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills.
  • Non-judgmental and open to different approaches to recovery.
  • Understanding of different AOD treatment program models and approaches.
  • High level interpersonal and communications skills, including active listening skills and clear speaking skills.
  • Lived experience of alcohol and or other drug dependence.
  • SHARC Peer Helper Training.

More Information

We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position, and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates, and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Reference Number: WIN 44